Using the Export Movie dialog, you can export your animation as a video file. By default, Harmony will export your entire scene in its full resolution. If you prefer, you can choose to export only a specific frame range in your scene, or to export in a smaller resolution, which can be useful if you need to save on time or disk space.
If you have specific requirements for the quality and size of your exported video files, you can use the Movie Options dialog to configure the video and audio compression settings. If you're exporting a QuickTime movie, you have access to all of the codecs and compression settings made available by QuickTime's interface.
If you added burn-in information to your scene, it will be included in your exported file—see Burn-In Node.
- From the top menu, select File > Export > Movie.
The Export to QuickTime Movie dialog box opens.
- In the Output section, open the Video Format drop-down and select the desired format for your movie file:
- Quick Time Movie (*.mov): Available on Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux.
- Windows Media Video (*.wmv): Available on Windows only.NOTE On Windows and macOS, Apple QuickTime must be installed in order to export QuickTime movies.
On GNU/Linux, Harmony uses a more limited, open source QuickTime-compatible library which does not require additional software.
- Click on the Browse button.
- In the Save dialog that appears, browse to the location where you want to export the movie file.
- In the File name field, type in the file name you want the movie file to have.
- Click on Save.
In the Export From Display Node drop-down, select the Display node from which you want to render your scene.NOTE If there is no Display node in your scene, the only available option will be Display All. This renders all the nodes in your scene, including ones that are not connected to anything. You can add other Display nodes to your scene and connect them under specific parts of your scene to be able to render these parts only.
From the Export Range section, do one of the following:
- Select All if you want to render the entire scene.
- Select Frames if you want to render a part of your scene. Then, in the field to the right, type in the first frame of the sequence you want to export, and in the other field, the last frame of the sequence you want to render.
Open the Resolution drop-down and do one of the following:
Select Same as Scene Resolution if you want to export a movie with the same resolution as your scene.
Select 3/4 of Scene Resolution, 1/2 of Scene Resolution, 1/3 of Scene Resolution or 1/4 of Scene Resolution if you want to export a movie that is smaller than the resolution of your scene.
Select Custom if you want to manually set the export resolution. Then, in the Width and Height fields, type in the desired resolution for your movie, in pixels.
- In the Options section, do one of the following to configure your movie's video and sound compression settings:
- If on Windows or macOS and exporting a QuickTime movie, click on Movie Settings to open the QuickTime Movie Settings dialog box—see Configuring Movie Settings for QuickTime Movies on Windows and macOS
- If on Windows and exporting in Windows Media Video format, click on Movie Settings to open the Windows Media Video Settings dialog box—see Configuring Movie Settings for Windows Media Video.
- If your video format is QuickTime Movie and you're on a GNU/Linux machine, click on Video Options to configure the video compression settings for your movie file, or on Sound Options to configure its audio compression settings—see Configuring Movie Settings for QuickTime Movies on GNU/Linux.
- Click OK.
- In the Export to QuickTime Movie dialog box, click OK.
A progress bar appears.
- Browse to the location on your computer where you exported your movie file, and double-click on it to view it in your video player.